First-principle electronic properties of dilute-as GaNAs alloy for visible light emitters

Chee Keong Tan*, Jing Zhang, Xiao Hang Li, Guangyu Liu, Benjamin O. Tayo, Nelson Tansu

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The band structure of dilute-As GaNAs alloy with the As composition range from 0% to 12.5% is studied by using First-Principle density-functional calculation. Our analysis shows that the dilute-As GaNAs alloy exhibits the direct band gap properties. The dilute-As GaNAs alloy shows a band gap range from 3.645 eV down to 2.232 eV with As content varying from 0% to 12.5%, which covers the blue and green spectral regime. This finding indicates the alloy as a potential candidate for photonic devices applications. The bowing parameter of 14.5 eV 0.5 eV is also obtained using line fitting with the First-Principle and experimental data. The effective masses for electrons and holes in dilute-As GaNAs alloy, as well as the split-off energy parameters, were also presented. Minimal interband Auger recombination is also suggested for the dilute-As GaNAs alloy attributing to the off-resonance condition for this process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6473846
Pages (from-to)272-279
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Auger recombination
  • First-Principle
  • band parameters
  • band structure
  • dilute-As GaNAs
  • lasers
  • light-emitting diodes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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